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atropos, Brama Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:98, Pl. 23 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India. Holotype (unique): ZMB 8605 (stuffed, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:53 [ref. 24282]; if there was a holotype then Paepke's lectotype selection is unnecessary. Spelled atropus on Pl. 23, as atropos on 98 and in Index (p. xxx); earliest first reviser located is Paepke 1999:53 [ref. 24282] who selected atropos. •Valid as Atropus atropos (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:209 [ref. 19754] as atropus, Gushiken in Masuda et al. 1984:157 [ref. 6441], Suzuki & Uno 1992:4 [ref. 24139], Randall 1995:175 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:424 [ref. 27969] as atropus with Schneider as author, Carpenter et al. 1997:156 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:60 [ref. 26476] as atropus, Cheng & Zhou 1997:263 [ref. 26385] as atropus, Lin & Shao 1999:49 [ref. 23921], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:245 [ref. 24754], Smith-Vaniz 1999:2691 [ref. 24833], Nakabo 2000:803 [ref. 25086], Smith-Vaniz in Randall & Lim 2000:615 [ref. 25122], Wang et al. 2001:220 [ref. 26566] as atropus, Nakabo 2002:803 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:326, 602 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S107 [ref. 27377], Springer & Smith-Vaniz 2008:29 [ref. 31826], Yoshida et al. 2013:116 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:216 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:322 [ref. 36183], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:128 [ref. 36460]). Current status: Valid as Atropus atropos (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Carangidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman east to Philippines, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands. Habitat: marine.